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The Pedalboard Planner
Oct 26, 2010 Ξ 4 comments

The Pedalboard Planner

posted by Sam Davis

From time to time, you stumble across a website or an article that really catches your eye. Recently, I came across http://pedalboardplanner.com/ – a site that allows you to create  Full Article »

Guitar Lesson: Playing Over Changes
Oct 26, 2010 Ξ 3 comments

Guitar Lesson: Playing Over Changes

posted by Lewis Turner

Playing over changes is the term used to describe improvising over various chords that aren’t all contained within the same key. This is often associated with jazz, as many jazz  Full Article »

Learning Jazz Guitar: Method books – help or hindrance?
Oct 26, 2010 Ξ 2 comments

Learning Jazz Guitar: Method books – help or hindrance?

posted by Warren Greig

Is a lack of musical theory a hindrance to the musical development and growth of the guitarist? Guitar Jar contributor Warren Greig shares his thoughts on the effectiveness of modern  Full Article »

100 guitar things to do before you die…
Oct 22, 2010 Ξ 3 comments

100 guitar things to do before you die…

posted by Sam Davis

Are you just starting out in your musical career or are you in your twilight years, playing some of the sweetest sounding riffs and licks you’ve ever created? Wherever you’re  Full Article »

Oct 20, 2010 Ξ 2 comments

Ben Harris-Hayes Interview

posted by Sam Davis

The latest “15 questions” feature is with guitarist Ben Harris-Hayes. Ben is the singer & guitarist from the prog-metal band Enochian Theory, who’ve recently signed to Mascot Records and released  Full Article »

Abanico Classical Guitars Interview
Oct 19, 2010 Ξ 2 comments

Abanico Classical Guitars Interview

posted by Sam Davis

One of the exhibitors that caught Guitar Jar’s eye at the 2010 Bristol Guitar Show was Abanico Guitars. Abanico sell handmade classical guitars that sound and play beautifully – the  Full Article »

Monte Allums OD-308 Boutique Overdrive Competition
Oct 18, 2010 Ξ Leave a comment

Monte Allums OD-308 Boutique Overdrive Competition

posted by Sam Davis

Guitar Jar has teamed up with guitar effects guru Monte Allums and is pleased to announce that guitarists have the opportunity to win one of his boutique OD-308 Overdrive/Distortion pedals  Full Article »

Choosing an Overdrive Pedal for Under £100
Oct 18, 2010 Ξ 4 comments

Choosing an Overdrive Pedal for Under £100

posted by Sam Davis

From time to time I find myself in the predicament of hunting down a decent overdrive pedal, that sounds good and won’t dent the bank balance. This usually involves many  Full Article »

Dan Whinney Interview
Oct 15, 2010 Ξ Leave a comment

Dan Whinney Interview

posted by Sam Davis

The latest “15 questions” feature is with guitarist Dan Whinney. Dan is the guitarist from Rock/Metal/Jazz hybrid band “Mum Locked in Castle” (MLIC) who are currently causing a stir in  Full Article »

Monte Allums Effects Interview
Oct 14, 2010 Ξ Leave a comment

Monte Allums Effects Interview

posted by Sam Davis

In recent years, guitarists have been purchasing both boutique and modified effects pedals from a range of independent companies from across the globe. Companies such as Keeley and Analogman are  Full Article »

Simon Wood Interview
Oct 13, 2010 Ξ 1 comment

Simon Wood Interview

posted by Sam Davis

The latest “15 questions” feature is with guitarist Simon Wood. Simon is a highly versatile guitarist who not only teaches guitar of various genres, he’s also had many sessions playing  Full Article »

Album Review: Evolution Creatio EX Nihilio by Enochian Theory
Oct 8, 2010 Ξ Leave a comment

Album Review: Evolution Creatio EX Nihilio by Enochian Theory

posted by Sam Davis

Enochian Theory (pronounced E-KNOW-KEY-AN) is a Portsmouth based progressive rock/metal band. Having formed in 2004 and spending the last five years working extremely hard in promoting their own material, they  Full Article »

Charlie Griffiths Interview
Oct 8, 2010 Ξ 1 comment

Charlie Griffiths Interview

posted by Sam Davis

The latest “15 questions” feature is with guitarist Charlie Griffiths. Charlie is the guitarist from the prog-metal band Haken, who’ve recently released the album “Aquarius” which is one of the  Full Article »

My First Gig: The Beer Engine, Coventry
Oct 7, 2010 Ξ 1 comment

My First Gig: The Beer Engine, Coventry

posted by Sam Davis

For the first article to appear in the “Are you Experienced?” Guitar Jar feature, I thought I’d kick off proceedings by recalling the first time I ever played the guitar  Full Article »

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